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Paramedics Took A Detour To Grant A Woman Her Dying Wish

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ABC / Queensland Ambulance Service

Two paramedics fulfilled a woman's dying wish before she was moved from a hospital's palliative care unit to spend her final days at home with her husband.

The unnamed patient told the first responders of her dream to see the beach one last time, prompting them to make a detour to Hervey Bay in Queensland Australia.

A photograph posted to Facebook shows paramedic Graeme Cooper standing beside the woman on a stretcher, as stared they gazed at the calming waters, admiring nature's beauty.

"Above and beyond, the crew took a small diversion to the awesome beach at Hervey Bay to give the patient this opportunity - tears were shed and the patient felt very happy." Queensland Ambulance said in a Facebook post.

"Sometimes it is not the drugs/training/skills -  sometimes all you need is empathy to make a difference!" it added.

This story told to us by Helen Donaldson the Officer in charge of Hervey Bay is too good not to share. A crew were...

Posted by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Paramedic Danielle Kellan -  captured the poignant moment - said the scene brought peace to the woman.

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